Project Title

APEC Workshop on Best Practices for Attracting Renewable Energy Financing and Investment  

Project Year

2018   

Project Number

EWG 04 2018A 

Project Session

Session 1   

Project Type

Standard 

Project Status

Project in Implementation   
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Project No.

EWG 04 2018A 

Project Title

APEC Workshop on Best Practices for Attracting Renewable Energy Financing and Investment  

Project Status

Project in Implementation 

Publication (if any)

 

Fund Account

APEC Support Fund 

Sub-fund

ASF: Energy Efficiency 

Project Year

2018 

Project Session

Session 1 

APEC Funding

50,000 

Co-funding Amount

55,392 

Total Project Value

105,392 

Sponsoring Forum

Energy Working Group (EWG) 

Topics

Energy 

Committee

SOM Steering Committee on Economic and Technical Cooperation (SCE) 

Other Fora Involved

 

Other Non-APEC Stakeholders Involved

 

Proposing Economy(ies)

United States 

Co-Sponsoring Economies

Chile; Japan; Singapore; Chinese Taipei 

Expected Start Date

01/09/2018 

Expected Completion Date

30/11/2018 

Project Proponent Name 1

Elena Thomas-Kerr 

Job Title 1

Senior Advisor, Office of Asian Affairs 

Organization 1

US Department of Energy 

Postal Address 1

1000 Independence Ave, SW. Washington, DC 20585, USA 

Telephone 1

1-202 5866566 

Fax 1

Not Applicable 

Email 1

elena.thomas-kerr@hq.doe.gov 

Project Proponent Name 2

Ann Katsiak 

Job Title 2

Chief of Party 

Organization 2

US-APEC Technical Assistance to Advance Regional Integration 

Postal Address 2

1777 N. kent St, Arlington, VA, USA 

Telephone 2

1-703 5167700 

Fax 2

Not Applicable 

Email 2

akatsiak@nathaninc.com 

Declaration

Elena Thomas-Kerr and Ann Katsiak 

Project Summary

APEC’s energy demands are rapidly increasing, resulting in a need for reliable energy access and a way to attract more financing and investment for cleaner, more efficient, and more sustainable energy production. This two-part project will first undertake a self-funded Regional Study on Renewable Energy Financing and Investment to identify current risks, barriers, and challenges to investing in renewable projects in the region and how best to reduce these disincentives. Utilizing the results from this study, the project will then hold an APEC-funded workshop to facilitate the exchange of best practices for creating an enabling environment for attracting finance and investment in renewable energy projects. This will build capacity of APEC government officials involved in renewable energy projects, particularly in developing economies, and provide an opportunity for entrepreneurs to learn how to design business models for attracting relevant financing and investment. The workshop will take place around October 2018.

Relevance

Relevance – Region: While APEC’s energy demand and reliance on fossil fuels will continue into the foreseeable future, renewable energy will become increasingly attractive as such sources become more cost competitive and result in less harmful health and environmental-related externalities than traditional fossil fuels. According to the International Energy Agency, APEC’s energy consumption is expected to grow by over 35 percent in the next 20 years; and by 2040, 80 percent of the region’s energy will come from fossil fuels if current production trends continue. For this reason, the APEC region is in need of more sustainable and cleaner energy and a way to attract the necessary financing and investments for renewable energy projects. APEC Leaders have heeded this concern by committing to double the share of renewables by 2030 across the region to promote low carbon sustainable energy options.

At the October 2017 APEC and ASEAN Trainings in Renewable Energy Best Practices in Kuala Lumpur (part of EWG 02 2017A, Making the Case for Clean Energy Investments with Life-Cycle Impact Assessments), representatives from energy ministries, electric utilities, energy regulators, academia and multilateral organizations reported on domestic renewable energy plans and renewables projects, sharing their successes and challenges in the operations and investments of renewable energy power plants. Several challenges and capacity needs were identified at the October workshop and in other APEC discussions on renewable energy development, including how to improve the climate of financing and investing in renewables and addressing the barriers, risks, and challenges faced by governments and investors that may dissuade stakeholders from engaging in renewables projects. This project will build off of these workshop findings and discussions, as well as the EWG’s January 2018 study on Filling the Gap to Double Renewable Energy in the APEC Region and outputs from the March 2018 EGNRET meeting to help build capacity for attracting renewable financing and investment.

Relevance – Eligibility: This project directly supports the EELCM Sub-Fund criteria by seeking to build capacity for attracting investment and financing of low carbon, renewable energy projects, thereby accelerating deployment of renewable energy in APEC economies. This directly contributes to the APEC Leaders’ commitment to doubling of the renewable energy goal and support to capacity building efforts for developing economies, in particular, which may experience more challenges in attracting investment and financing for renewable projects. The activity is also relevant to Papua New Guinea’s APEC host year priority themes for 2018, including promoting sustainable and inclusive growth, as detailed below under the Relevance section. Relative to conducting a gap analysis in the corresponding report, this workshop will seek to address specific knowledge gaps in order to provide the most useful support and information. By reporting on the best policy actions and incentive programs and promoting collaboration between the public and private sectors, the study and workshop will accelerate progress towards achieving APEC’s renewable and sustainable, low carbon energy goals.

Relevance – Capacity Building: The workshop will bring together representatives from APEC economies, as well as renewable energy financing experts and the contributors to the related study, to share information, tools and best practices for attracting investment and financing for renewable energy projects, including minimizing risks. This workshop will build capacity, for developing economies in particular, to advance renewable energy programs in order to meet long-term sustainable energy goals. It will build upon the APEC and ASEAN Trainings in Renewable Energy Best Practices from October 2017 noted above, at which representatives shared successes and challenges in the operations and investments of renewable energy power plants. Discussions and outputs from the workshop will contribute to the final draft of the complementary self-funded Renewable Energy Financing and Investment study that will highlight grid-connected wind and solar projects in particular. Every APEC developing economy that is seeking to establish a more enabling environment for attracting renewable energy financing and investments can benefit from this workshop. In January 2018 at the World Economic Forum, Papua New Guinea’s Prime Minister Peter O’Neill described an urgent need to confront factors increasing climate change, which unevenly affect APEC developing economies, citing APEC economy cooperation as an avenue to best address this challenge. Specifically, Prime Minister O’Neill suggested a focus on boosting capital and investment for climate resilient development and infrastructure projects, including renewable energy projects.

Objectives

The overarching goal of this project is to promote clean energy technologies and renewables projects in the APEC region, which will be achieved through the following objectives:

·  Increasing knowledge of APEC members through a study on best practices for attracting financing and investments and developing an enabling environment for renewable energy projects

·  Identifying through analysis and discussion the current risks, barriers, and challenges faced when investing in renewable projects to best understand how to reduce these disincentives in investing

·  Building capacity for APEC officials involved in renewable energy projects and provide an opportunity for entrepreneurs to learn how to design sound business models for attracting relevant financing.

Alignment

Alignment - APEC:  By building capacity for attracting renewable energy finance and investment, this project directly supports APEC Minsters’ and Leaders’ 2014 goal to double the share of renewables in the APEC energy mix, including in power generation, by 2030. This goal was reiterated by Ministers/Leaders in 2017, encouraging the facilitation of energy-related trade and investment, enhancement of access to affordable and reliable energy, and the promotion of sustainable, efficient, and clean energy sources, which are also core elements of APEC’s 2018 Tasking Statement and the Energy Working Group’s Strategic Plan.

Alignment – Forum:  This project is strongly aligned with the EWG’s Strategic Plan for 2014-2018 which aims to support the doubling of renewables goal and efforts to facilitate the exchange of best policies, practices and tools in the area of clean energy financing and energy sector investment.It also reflects EWG’s priorities aimed at maximizing the energy sector's contribution to the APEC region's “economic and social well-being, while mitigating the environmental effects of energy supply and use,” as agreed upon and reconfirmed by APEC leaders. The EWG’s mission is “to build the capacity of APEC member economies to strengthen energy security and lower the carbon intensity of energy supply and use across the region, facilitated by information and data exchanges, joint research and development, and open trade and investment.” Additionally, the mission of the EGNRET is to facilitate an increase in the use of new and renewable energy technologies in the APEC region. As such, this workshop and study, will directly align with the EWG and the EGNRET’s missions by developing regional research and public information sharing to increase renewable energy in APEC and mitigate the environmental effects of energy supply.

TILF/ASF Justification

Not Applicable.

Beneficiaries and Outputs

Outputs: The project will deliver two outputs:

1)  A presentation on the findings of the APEC Regional Study on Renewable Energy Financing and Investment for wind and solar projects, planned to be completed in October 2018 (please see the related self-funded project proposal EWG 04 2018S – APEC Regional Study on Renewable Energy Financing and Investment for Grid-Connected Wind and Solar).

2) A two-day workshop on best practices and case studies for renewable energy project financing and investment in APEC, planned for roughly October 8-9, 2018 to be tentatively held in Manila, the Philippines.

3) A workshop summary report on the presentations, findings, discussions, and any recommendations born of the workshop sessions and Q&A, estimated to be 20 pages as is standard for US-ATAARI workshop summary reports.

The first output is the presentation on the findings of the self-funded Renewable Energy Financing and Investment study which will contain information on case studies on RE projects in the APEC region and will be discussed at the workshop. This study is being conducted by high level technical experts in the field of renewable energy under the US self-funded project that will be implemented by US-ATAARI. All APEC member economies will be consulted and their engagement sought during implementation. In line with the scope of the study, “success stories” for case studies will be gathered from 5-6 economies that have had particular success with attracting investment for wind and solar projects. The study will be published as an official APEC publication (please see the self-funded project proposal EWG 04 2018S – APEC Regional Study on Renewable Energy Financing and Investment for Grid-Connected Wind and Solar). As of early July 2018, approximately 20% of the analysis has been completed. The final report due to be finalized in September 2018 which provides us sufficient time to deliver the study. 

The second output from this project is an APEC-funded two-day workshop on Renewable Energy Financing and Investment, implemented in October 2018, tentatively planned to be held in Manila. The content will include presentations on the current potential and actuals for renewable generation technologies in APEC, a market assessment for these technologies in the region (pricing, auction availability, major investors, etc.), presentations from expert authorities on the barriers and enables for attracting investment for renewables projects, and case studies both from the related study and from specific APEC economy experts from energy ministries, finance ministries, or financing institutions. The workshop will include an accessible website with workshop agenda, location details, presentations, and event photos.

The third output is the Workshop Summary Report which details the outcomes from the workshop, which will include knowledge gained statistics, discussion notes, and next steps and would be disseminated to EWG members for information.  

The attendees will be introduced to the findings of the related Renewable Energy Financing and Investment study, which will lay out the best practices and challenges related to financing renewable energy projects in the APEC region, and input from the workshop will be incorporated in the final draft of the study to be circulated to the EWG. 

Workshop presenters will be from both developing and developed APEC economies, and will focus on the needs of the developing economies in particular. Speakers will frame their presentations in the context of their experience of facilitating financing for renewables projects through incentives or policy, or explaining the necessary conditions in which related investments can naturally occur. These presentations will focus on developing economy experiences where applicable. Additionally, representatives from developing economies who participate in the EGNRET and the EWG at large can help to guide and implement the project, and weigh in to assist in defining the agenda and speakers. Finally, APEC member representatives will be encouraged to invite policymakers, decision-makers, and researchers from developing economies who will potentially benefit from this workshop (see Beneficiaries below).

Outcomes: This workshop is designed to provide an overview of the current risks, barriers, and challenges faced when investing in renewable projects to best understand how to reduce these disincentives in investing for specific APEC economy representatives. The specific output encouraged from this is the promotion of increased clean energy technologies and renewables projects in the APEC region, by building capacity for APEC officials involved in renewable energy projects and providing an opportunity for those involved in the renewable energy sector to learn how to design sound business models for attracting investment. 

As noted in the capacity building section, this workshop will build capacity for developing economies in particular to advance renewable energy programs in order to meet long-term sustainable energy goals and assist APEC economies in meeting the agreed upon goal of doubling renewable energy in the region in the next 15 years. 

Similar to the 2017 trainings on renewable energy practices, we consider this workshop a step in a long-term effort in developing a community within member economies that can better assess the options for energy projects and successful plan and enact renewable energy infrastructure when it is considered best for that economy. 

Beneficiaries: The direct project beneficiaries will include project participants that will attend the workshop and EWG members who will have access to all project outputs. This work will also greatly benefit APEC government representatives including policy makers, investors, and industry/public sector representatives who will be able to apply the best practices and tools to their energy project development processes and methodologies. The analysis is expected to guide and inform APEC governments’ approaches for instituting cost effective measures for energy consumptions via the utilization of best practices in project financing and development. Therefore the general public in the APEC region will be the long-term beneficiaries– who will, benefit from informed decision making, a better environment for the development of renewable energy, and the positive environmental externalities of the region sourcing more renewable energy. 

Participation in the workshop will be open to all APEC member economies and relevant stakeholders. EWG members will be asked to nominate energy and finance experts from both the public and private sectors; female participants will be particularly encouraged. In particular, the workshop will especially encourage and target developing economy representatives who are seeking best practices, further information, and networks on attracting financing and investment, so as to allow these representatives background and access to international best practices and the contact information for international experts on the topic. Certain economies such as Papua New Guinea have set ambitious renewable energy targets (100% and 70% generation by renewables by 2050, respectively), and these best practices on financing projects are designed to help them achieve these domestic targets. Support will be provided for travel eligible economies that desire to send up to 2 representatives who are in place to champion financing energy work. Participants will include representatives from government, including both energy and finance/treasury departments to ensure active discussion and learning from key decision makers, as well as potentially non-governmental organizations, academia, and research institutes. We will encourage participation from attendees of the October 2017 Trainings in Renewable Energy who are specifically involved in the financing and investment sphere, but otherwise will encourage APEC participants with a closer connection to financing. Any invitees and participants from non-APEC fora will follow the necessary guidelines for non-member participation and vetting. 

The workshop will encourage active participation of women in particular from APEC economies to engage in discussions about the renewable energy project financing decisions, and the best practices and challenges involved. We will also encourage the participation of the APEC EGNRET, and key ministries of governments within APEC will be notified about the proposed project. 

Dissemination

Both the related regional study on renewable energy financing and investment for grid-connected wind and solar and the workshop summary report. The presentations made at the workshop, along with the written summary on the results of the workshop, will be broadly distributed among APEC EWG and other participants, including international experts attending the workshop. The materials will be posted electronically on a public webpage to be shared at the event, as well as on the EWG and APEC websites and shared among EWG expert groups. The results of the workshop may be shared more broadly with other fora that work on renewable energy projects, including posting the results or a summary of the workshop on their respective websites as well. This workshop will also serve as the basis for future APEC discussions and capacity building activities on renewable energy financing and investment projects. The presentations and findings may also be posted on ClimateLinks, USAID’s climate knowledge portal for climate and energy practitioners. 

Reporting, and other written outputs associated with this project, which will be publically available, will be presented to the Secretariat in a standard of English which requires no further copy-editing. The workshop summary report, which will be distributed and published as an APEC publication, will be prepared in accordance with the Guidebook on APEC Projects, the APEC Publication Guidelines and the APEC Logo Guidelines. All APEC publication guidelines will be adhered to throughout the process. There will be no contracted labor for the assembly of the workshop summary report financed by APEC funds.

Gender

Women will be directly and actively involved in the project. There is high participation of women in the EGNRET already, and US-ATAARI project workshops have historically encouraged high rates of APEC women participation. As with other workshops, the organizers will be careful to include women speakers and participants in the workshop, including inviting specific women thought-leaders and/or senior women in the field from APEC economies to present. The organizers will also encourage women to be involved during the preparatory stage and actual activity. Invitations sent to EWG will take due consideration of gender concerns by encouraging the suggestion and nomination of female speakers and participants. Similarly, in the report phase, the research will actively seek to include women’s perspectives. The goal of this workshop is to reach a minimum of 30% women participants, ensuring a critical mass wherein there are enough women participants to express a viewpoint, though the project overseers will intentionally work to reach a 50% gender parity by encouraging female participants from every economy. 

In addition, the project proponents will ensure that the evaluation forms to be distributed at the end of the workshop will include information on gender for disaggregating data for project assessment and will help in evaluation of specific responses of women and men, also broken down by economy. 

Substantively, the implementation and development of more renewable energy projects has proven to result in more targeted assistance to low-income and vulnerable populations, including populations living in remote or rural communities. Since women often bear significant responsibilities in low-income households and communities, it is presumed that they will also benefit from improved policies and programs resulting from the recommendations and best practices shared at this workshop. 

Work Plan

Following the approval of the project the POs will commence work on the self-funded technical study in coordination with the Energy Working Group. This study focuses on renewable energy financing and investment and will highlight key success stories from APEC on attracting investment, which can then be presented at the workshop. A draft of the study will be circulated prior to the workshop. The study may also inform the scope of the workshop in terms of specific topic areas covered, and expert speakers. During Q3 of 2018, project overseers will develop a draft workshop agenda in consultation with EWG members and begin to identify speakers. An invitation will be circulated well in advance of the workshop and according to EWG guidelines. The agenda and speakers will be finalized in August/early September and the workshop will be held around October 8-9, 2018 (TBC). Input from the workshop will be incorporated into the study, which will be finalized by October for circulation and endorsement by the EWG. A secondary output will be the generation of EWG inputs and ideas for the related regional study on renewable energy financing and investment.

Planned activities are as follows:

1) June 2018 to July 2018: Identify key stakeholders; identify workshop venue options. Develop list of proposed speakers and meeting participants; develop draft agenda;

Outputs: Draft Agenda, and invitation issued

2) July 2018 to August 2018: Finalize logistics; book venue; invite speakers and other attendees.

Outputs: Venue contract, participant list, revised agenda

3) August and September 2018: Finalize agenda and all speakers. Hold speaker calls to prepare for presentations and receive all draft presentations for review. Develop any breakout group materials.

Outputs: Finalized agenda, speaker materials

4) October 2018:Conduct workshop on the best practices for attracting financing and investments for renewable energy projects, sharing case studies and success stories

Output: Workshop

5) November 2018: Disseminate findings to APEC economies via an outcomes report and publish on the APEC website, and share the final report from the correlated study

Output: Summary outcomes report

Time (month)

Task

Deliverable

July 2018

Draft workshop agenda

Draft Workshop Agenda

August 2018

US-ATAARI will conduct a self-funded study on wind and solar financing and investment

Draft report

August 2018

Finalize event planning, including sending invitations, scheduling a venue, and inviting speakers

Workshop invitations

September 2018

Develop a workshop agenda for the 2-day workshop in October

Final Workshop Agenda

September 2018

US-ATAARI will conduct a self-funded study on wind and solar financing and investment, highlighting 5-6 APEC economies in particular. This report will be published and circulated to the APEC EWG and workshop participants

Final Report on Renewable Energy Financing and Investment for Grid-Connected Wind and Solar;

Presentation on report findings

October 2018

Invite participants from all 21 member economies as well as APEC experts speakers provide presentations on the current potential and actuals for renewable generation technologies in APEC, a market assessment for these technologies in the region, presentations from expert authorities on the barriers and enables for attracting investment for renewables projects, and case studies both from the related study and from specific APEC economy experts from energy ministries, finance ministries, or financing institutions

Two-day workshop

November 2018

Drafting, endorsement, and submission of the Completion/summary report and any support documents, to be developed from the presentations, findings, discussions, and workshop feedback forms, detailing lessons learned, best practices shared, and next steps as appropriate.

Workshop Summary Report

October 2019

Long-term evaluation of the workshop through a survey to workshop participants

Evaluation results

Risks

As with workshops of similar scope, we expect a relatively low level of risk for this project. The greatest risk is ensuring that the workshop attracts a large number of targeted officials and experts in the room, particularly given the location and the timing it might be challenging for some officials from farther away economies to attend. In order to mitigate this risk, the project overseers will actively reach out to targeted speakers and participants well in advance of the workshop, and will also work with EWG delegates and representatives to identify the most appropriate representatives in each of the economies. The official invitation will also be issued far in advance to ensure sufficient time for governments to identify attendees and for participants and speakers to plan for attendance at the event. In order to make sure the workshop receives the right attendees, namely policy makers for financing projects and stakeholders involved in the financing sector, the invitation letter will include information specifying the qualifications for appropriate participants. In the case qualified participants are interested in attending but cannot for logistical reasons, the project overseers will explore possible remote participation and at the very least, ensure all presentations are circulated to the broader group.

The list of risks could include:

· The related self-funded study does not contain the necessary information on best practices or success stories to include a presentation on the findings – this will be mitigated through careful checks by the Project Overseers on the status of the report, as well as ensuring that there are numerous speakers to present on financing and investment at the workshop who are not associated with the report so that there is a diversity of thought and information sharing and the workshop is not dependant on the one study;

·  Not receiving enough nominees from APEC economies to disseminate the workshop findings to a broad audience; and not being able to share lessons learned and status updated from a majority of economies;and

· Not receiving female nominees from the energy and finance ministries of APEC economies.

Monitoring and Evaluation

This workshop will measure several indicators, disaggregated by economy and sex, including the percentage of survey participants who state their capacity has increased as a result of the workshop (target of 75%+), the percentage of participants who apply the renewable energy financing and investment best practices in their jobs (target of 60%+), and the percentage of participants who report that they have been able to change policies, enact laws, or develop renewable energy projects partially as a result of the workshop (target of 25%+).

The project overseers will design and distribute an overall evaluation questionnaire at the end of workshop on Day 2, taking care to build time into the agenda before the conclusion of the workshop so that speakers and participants can complete it. Participants will be able to provide qualitative feedback on the two day workshop program through the questionnaire, including suggestions for areas of follow up. In terms of participation (a quantitative indicator), the results and feedback will be closely reviewed through an evaluation form that will be given to participants at the workshop, collected and reviewed. 

The overseers will review these evaluations and finalize the feedback prior to finalizing the workshop report and deliverables. In addition, as standard for its workshops the US-ATAARI project will send a follow up survey, one year after the workshop, to ask how and if participants are using the knowledge that they acquired. All of these results for both will be disaggregated by sex as part of the evaluations. The indicator for the follow up survey will be knowledge gained/knowledge applied. 

Project overseers anticipate 30-45 workshop attendees and targets 30-50% to be female, at the least. In addition, the overseers anticipate at least 12 representatives from energy and/or finance ministries of APEC economies, as well as at least 2 representatives from financing institutions. 

Linkages

By utilizing previous research from APEC (including APERC, the EWG, ENGRET, and other groups), USAID, ASEAN Center for Energy, National Institute of Renewable Energy, the US-ATAARI project, as well as other energy and international bodies, this project will build upon initiatives completed by APEC and the international community including the APEC Trainings in Renewable Energy Best Practices from 2017, the APEC Filling the Gap to Double Renewable Energy report of 2017, and the USAID Clean Power Asia reports on financing and investment of 2017-2018 to promote collaboration and demonstrate best practices. It will build off these past initiatives by ensuring that incorporation of the findings from each is properly analysed and included in the workshop presentation and outputs, and referencing back to relevant reports and events as appropriate. The workshop can promote cross fora collaboration by supporting ASEAN economies as well as APEC economies, similar to the Trainings in Renewable Energy Best Practices in 2017. As such, APEC is the best source of funds for this project given how aligned APEC’s objectives are with the objectives of the workshop.

Sustainability

By sharing the best methods for attracting and financing projects in the region and tested ways in which certain economies have succeeded with both public and private investment in projects, this workshop will empower representatives from economies with beneficial information and examples for how to foster more renewable energy projects in their home economies. This in turn will encourage more renewable energy in the region, directly supporting the APEC Leaders’ stated goal of doubling renewable energy by 2030. This knowledge will help officials attract private sector funds for new renewable energy projects in the region, and will enable officials to have a more informed dialogue on issues with private sector stakeholders. 

This workshop will provide an overview to APEC economies and interested parties on the best practices for attracting investment for specific clean energy projects, including a review of the related study’s findings on attracting investment for wind and solar projects in APEC economies. Possible next steps to ensure sustainability of the findings from the workshop, as well as those from the corresponding report, may include the following:

-  Additional training on how to best create a suitable business enabling environment for attracting investment, particularly related to each specific economy’s needs.

-  Transfer of knowledge from participants to other colleagues in their home economies who are involved with decision making in financing and investments for energy sourcing.

-  Use of results or outcomes from this workshop as input for study on the status of renewable energy development the APEC region, including counting towards the APEC goal of doubling renewable energy by 2030.

-  Follow up workshops or meetings after economies have utilized specific recommendations and examples to attract finance to evaluate these efforts, and to further share best practices among the group.

In addition, workshop implementers will send a follow up survey, one year after the workshop, to ask how and if participants are using the knowledge that they acquired to assess outcomes and impacts in their related roles in policy or research.

Project Overseers

Ms. Thomas-Kerr is a Senior Advisor at the U.S. Department of Energy and currently serves as the U.S. Representative to the APEC Energy Working Group. She is engaged on clean and sustainable energy policies and programs and has served as an advisor within the U.S. government on these issues. She has 18 years of experience in bilateral and multilateral programs focused on a range of energy and national security issues at the U.S. Department of Energy. Ms. Thomas-Kerr holds a MA in Foreign Service from Georgetown University.

Ms. Katsiak is the Chief of Party of the US-APEC Technical Assistance to Advance Regional Integration (US-ATAARI) project. In this capacity she has worked closely with dozens of APEC’s working groups and committees, and has previously oversee work with the Energy Working Group on Clean Energy Life Cycle Assessments and Fossil Fuel Subsidies, among a wide array of other relevant subjects.

Cost Efficiency

Not Applicable.

Drawdown Timetable

Not Applicable.

Direct Labour

Not Applicable.

Waivers

Not Applicable.

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